Sunday, January 3, 2010

changed by the light

Today marks the Feast of the Epiphany.  The arrival of three pagan kings from far-off lands to pay homage to a little Jewish baby.  People must have thought they were crazy!  However, they were drawn there by the Light.  The light of faith, moreso than the light of a star.  They brought gifts - gold for a king, frankincense for a priest, myhrr for a suffering servant.  How well those three identies define Jesus!  And when they arrived at the place where the baby was, they were touched by him.  They left this encounter changed. 

We are drawn to Jesus.  Do we make the journey to  Him?  Or do we expect Him to come to us?  Do we bring the gifts of our lives to Him?  Our sorrows, our joys, our successes, our failures, our sinfullness, our holiness?  Do we leave those things with Him or do we take them home with us?  When we encounter Him in the sacraments or in prayer or in the Word, do we leave changed? 


I still haven't figured out how to make pictures do exactly what I would like them to do on blogger. 

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